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sought. >>> president obama will cut his hawaiian vacation short today and return to washington to take part in "fiscal cliff" negotiations. >>> holiday sales grew at a weak pace this year. the weakest in four years. mastercard advisors spending pulse reports that sales in the two months before christmas increased .7% over last year. a lot of analysts expected sales to be up 3 or 4%. but wait, there is more. when i worked in retail when i was in college, christmas was busy enough. but the day after christmas? it was unbelievable! cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san leandro where after- christmas shopping has already started. >> reporter: yes, brian. it started at 5:00 this morning at the bay fair center in san leandro. according to a consumer reports poll about 1 in 7 adults will return a christmas gift so that's part of it. for the other part i'm joined live now with keith mchugh with the shopping center here braving the rain with us, as well. thank you so much for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> reporter: what brings shoppers out here the day after christmas? it's the holiday, you t
. >> but not well. >>> all right in other news, one of the president's last acts before leaving washington it caught some holiday travelers off-guard. cbs 5 reporter grace lee shows us how an unexpected federal holiday scuttled some christmas vacations. >> i'm really upset because i don't know we could have done -- at this point i don't know what we can do now. just wait. we've been here since 7:30 in the morning. the appointment was at 9:00. >> reporter: stranded on christmas've the same story for -- eve, the same story for dozens who were supposed to renew or pick up passports today. some had confirmation numbers and appointments scheduled for today including aiden key. he's separated from his family. to see his wife and 2-year-old tomorrow. >> it's extremely frustrating and disappointing that i can't see them either for my wife's birthday or any daughter for christmas. >> reporter: the passport agent we citizen supposed to be -- agency was supposed to be open today but in a last-minute decision on friday the president declared christmas eve a federal holiday. federal workers complained that he sh
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